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    FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC. “Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting “The Battle of Atlanta.” $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. »RELATED: Check out our podcast on the restoration of the Cyclorama “Barbecue Nation.” Through Sept. 29. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. North Georgia State Fair. Through Sept. 29. $7 admission; ride tickets are $1.25 each, with discounts for advance purchases and multiples of 20 or more. All rides require more than one ticket. Parking is $5. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road S.W., Marietta. northgeorgiastatefair.com. Georgia Film Festival. More than 60 films from independent filmmakers and college students were accepted into the festival. There will also be workshops and works by high school filmmakers. Sept. 20-21. Day passes are $30; $50 all-access pass; discounts for students. Continuing Education and Performing Arts building, University of North Georgia's Gainesville Campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. blog.ung.edu/georgiafilmfestival. Kirkwood Wine Stroll. 7-10 p.m. Sept. 20. $50. Downtown Kirkwood, 1963 Hosea L. Williams Drive NE, Atlanta. kirkwoodwinestroll.com. Black Film Fest ATL. Sept. 20-22. Passes are $35-$103; individual events $10-$16. Venues include Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, and the Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. blackfilmfestatl.org. City of Riverdale Seafood & BBQ Fest. Eat seafood and barbecue while listening to the music of 90’s R&B sensations Dru Hill. The 2019 edition of Seafood & BBQ Fest is a free admission event ($10 for parking) that includes live music, vendors, a kid zone, food alley, barbecue sauce contests and more. Noon-10 p.m. Sept. 21. The Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center, 7210 Church St., Riverdale. 770-909-5300, facebook.com/riverdaletowncenter. Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest. Featuring live local music, a DIY lantern making area, food trucks, local artists/vendors and more. The festival’s prime location along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail makes it the ideal place to view the Lantern Parade, which begins at 8 p.m. on the Eastside Trail where it crosses Irwin Street/Lake Avenue. 3-11 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. Old Fourth Ward Skatepark, 830 Willoughby Way, Atlanta. oldfourthwardfallfest.com. Marietta Streetfest. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 21; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22. Marietta Square, 39-75 E. Park Square, Marietta. 404-966-8497, mariettastreetfest.com. JapanFest. Take a virtual trip east with JapanFest, hosting more than 120 vendors of Japanese goods and foods as well as 25 performers and workshops.10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22. $10, one-day pass, $18-two day. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 404-842-1400, japanfest.org. Sweet Auburn Music Festival. The festival offers a blend of music, food and entertainment — including R&B, gospel, rap and alternative. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 27-29. Free. 320 Irwin St. NE, Atlanta. 678-861-7263, sweetauburnmusicfest.com. Fall Atlanta Home Show. See home improvement exhibitors, live radio broadcasts, product demonstrations and on-stage presentations by celebrity speakers and home and landscape experts. Atlanta’s own Ty Pennington ('Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' and 'Trading Spaces') will appear. Sept. 27-29. $10; $8 in advance. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.FallAtlantaHomeShow.com. Atlanta Greek Festival. Enjoy Greek foods, entertainment, music and crafts at the Atlanta Greek Festival, located at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation.5-11 p.m. Sept. 27; 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sept. 28; 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sept. 29. $5 (free children under 12). 2500 Clairmont Road, Atlanta. 678-701-6114, atlantagreekfestival.org. Cadence Fair. This family-friendly event held in Downtown Woodstock kicks off the sixth anniversary for Reformation Brewery. Noon-10 p.m. Sept. 28. Free admission, but $20 gets you a 16 oz. souvenir plastic cup plus five full pours. Reformation Brewery, 105 Elm St., Woodstock. 678-345-8080, reformationbrewery.com/cadence-fair. Oktoberfest at Dry County. Tickets are not required, but for $15 you’ll get to take home a 32 oz. souvenir stein and a 6-pack of Oktoberfest beer. Live music from Trevor Startt starts at 7 p.m. 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Dry County Brewing Company, 1500 Lockhart Drive NW, Kennesaw. 678-653-8077, drycountybrewco.com. East Atlanta Strut. Food and fun highlighter by the annual parade, which begins at Glenwood and Patterson avenues. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 28. Free. East Atlanta Village, 520 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta. eastatlantastrut.com. The Sandy Springs Festival. The fest includes a Chalk Walk Art competition, 10K and 5K races, children’s programming and food. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29. Free. Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Spring Circle, Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111, heritagesandysprings.org. Sunday in the Park. Includes living history theater performances; performances by the Atlanta Opera, Big Bethel AME Heaven Bound choir and others; cemetery tours; food trucks; live music; storytelling; a kids’ zone; a historical costume contest and more. The event also includes a market with one-of-a-kind wares from local artists. Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 29. Free. Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta. oaklandcemetery.com. Chalk Art Festival. 1-6 p.m. Sept. 29. Registration for participant is $25-$50. Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta. 678-973-2437, atlantaaudubon.org/chalkart. <<Love food? Here’s what to eat, drink and do this week PERFORMING ARTS “The Jungle Book.” Through Sept. 29. $18-$25. Serenbe Playhouse, 8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com. 'Our Town' and 'The Laramie Project.' Theatrical Outfit brings together two American classics, performing them in repertory with the same cast. Through Sept. 29. $15-$45. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of Theatrical Outfit’s “Our Town” »»RELATED: Read our review of Theatrical Outfit’s “The Laramie Project” “Becoming Nancy.” The Alliance Theatre’s world premiere premiere of a musical set in 1979 about David Starr, a South London 12th-grader who loves Blondie and Kate Bush, who is cast as Nancy in his school musical, “Oliver!” Through Oct. 6. $25-$85. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org. »»RELATED: Read more about “Becoming Nancy” and the rest of Atlanta’s fall theatrical season “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Georgia Ensemble Theatre takes on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama from 1955. Through Sept. 29. $24-$38 Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. get.org. “Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical.” Through Sept. 22. $30-$82. City Springs Theatre Company at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center’s Byers Theatre, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. cityspringstheatre.com. “Skintight.” A new comedy by Joshua Harmon (“Bad Jews,” “Significant Other”) about an L.A. lawyer (Wendy Melkonian) who arrives in Manhattan for the 70th birthday of her fashion-mogul father and discovers him living with a 20-year-old gay porn star. Through Oct. 13. $20-$50. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-607-7469. actors-express.com. “The Roommate.” A recently divorced busybody takes in a roommate who is looking for a calm quiet place to hide from her past and start over. Through Oct. 20. $20-$50. Aurora Theatre, Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com. “The Haunting of Hill House.” Through Sept. 29. $10-$20. Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Ave., Newnan. newnantheatre.org. Atlanta Ballet: “Love Fear Loss.” The company’s 90th anniversary fall program opens with a world premiere by Claudia Schreier. Also featured are Liam Scarlett’s “Vespertine” and the program’s namesake by Ricardo Amarante. Guest artists from Complexions Contemporary Ballet will perform a compilation of excerpts from Dwight Rhoden’s “Woke.” Sept. 20-22. $20-$130. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 800-982-2787. www.atlantaballet.com, www.cobbenergycentre.com. Hell Yea Comedy Show. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. “Paradise Blue.” The mayor of Motor City is trying to move African-Americans out of Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood. What does this mean for trumpet player Blue and his family’s thriving jazz club? Sept. 24-Oct. 20. $20-$50. True Colors Theatre Company at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta. 888-479-6300, truecolorstheatre.org. Kevin James. 8 p.m. Sept. 26. $42-$82 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. Charlotte Ballet. The regional powerhouse, formerly called North Carolina Dance Theatre, makes a rare appearance in the Atlanta area as part of Kennesaw State University’s new professional arts presenting season. Sept. 27-28. $25. KSU Dance Theater, Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, 1100 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 470-578-6650, arts.kennesaw.edu. Darci Lynne & Friends. 7 p.m. Sept. 28. $26.75-$46.75. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. MUSIC Don Broco. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. $17. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Charli XCX. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. The Faim, Stand Atlantic. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. $15-$17. The Loft, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com. FTV, Devomatix, Road to Ruin. 9 p.m. Sept. 20. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $50-$60. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. The Rocket Summer, Royal Teeth. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. $16. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Snarky Puppy. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $38.50-$65. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com. Pepe Aguilar. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $64.50-$164.50. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com. Whitney. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $28. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. dodie. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $25-$30. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum, Eric Darius and Nick Colionne. 7 p.m. Sept. 21. $46-$76. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org. John Paul Keith. 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Pup, Illuminati Hotties. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $22-$25. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. Kid Rock. 7 p.m. Sept. 21. $49-$149.50. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com. Bob Mould. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $28-$35. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. The Commodores. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $40-$55. The Bowl at Sugar Hill, 5039 W. Broad St., Sugar Hill. thebowlatsugarhill.com. Tito Auger. 9 p.m. Sept. 21. $25. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Marina. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $43.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com. Imagine Festival. Artists include Diplo, Seven Lions and Rezz. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 19: 4 p.m.-3 a.m., Sept. 20-21; 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sept. 22. $269 and up. Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton. 404-614-0006, imaginefestival.com. Injury Reserve. 7 p.m. Sept. 22. $13. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Michelle Malone and Drag the River. 8 p.m. Sept. 22. $22-$32. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. Squeeze. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. $33.50-$65. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com. Starset. 7 p.m. Sept. 22. $25-$30. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Senses Fail. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $19. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra performs Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and “Darker America’ by William Grant Still. Soprano Maria Clark joins for “Four Last Songs” by Strauss and Carter’s Cantata of Spirituals. 8 p.m. Sept. 24; 7 p.m. pre-concert conversation. $5-$24. Marvin Cole Auditorium at Georgia State University, Clarkston Campus, 555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. 678-891-3565, www.dekalbsymphony.org. Bat House. 9:30 p.m. Sept. 25. $0-$12. Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. thedrunkenunicorn.net. Cane Hill. 6 p.m. Sept. 25. $13. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Disturbed. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. $49.50-$89.50. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com. Immolation. 7 p.m. Sept. 25. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Gary Allan. 8 p.m. Sept. 26. $31.50-$65. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com. Ciara. 8 p.m. Sept. 26. $30-$40. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com. Danny Duncan. 8 p.m. Sept. 26. $26.50-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Hail the Sun. 6 p.m. Sept. 26. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Mango Strange. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. The New Mastersounds. 9 p.m. Sept. 26. $21-$23. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com. Michigander. 8 p.m. Sept. 26. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. JoJo Siwa. 7 p.m. Sept. 26. $39.50-$69.50. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com. Adam Ant. 8 p.m. Sept. 27. $39-$99. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org. KC & the Sunshine Band. 8 p.m. Sept. 27. $40-$600. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. 1-877-725-8849, amphitheater.org. Grandson. 7 p.m. Sept. 27. $23. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. The Head and the Heart. 8 p.m. Sept. 27. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com. Jinjer. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27. $16. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Maxwell with the ASO. 8 p.m. Sept. 27. $45-$165. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com. Ingrid Michaelson. 8 p.m. Sept. 27. $44.50-$54.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Kinnara. Atlanta-based chamber choir presents the 40-voice “All-Night Vigil,” Rachmaninoff’s sacred choral work, in Sept. 27-29 at three locations: St. Benedict Catholic Church in Johns Creek (11045 Parsons Road), Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church at Emory University (1660 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta) and Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. 180 Peachtree Road NE). Free. www.kinnara.org. Phil Collins. 8 p.m. Sept. 28. $54-$279. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com. Forrest Isn’t Dead. 9 p.m. Sept. 28. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Kage Kult second anniversary show. 6 p.m. Sept. 28. $29. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Leslie Stevens. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28. $12. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com. Coro Vocati. A small ensemble of professional singers based in Atlanta, the group’s opening concert for its 10th anniversary season shines a light on the voiceless via a collection of choral pieces from around the globe. Sept. 28-29. $20. First United Methodist Church, Marietta, Morningside Presbyterian Church, Atlanta. www.corovocati.org. VISUAL ARTS “Chris Verene: Home Movies.” Through Oct. 12. Free. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. 404-827-0030, www.marciawoodgallery.com. “Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, 1986-2003.” Through Dec. 7. Free. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 350 Spelman Lane, 404-270-5607, museum.spelman.edu. Romare Bearden: “Profile.” A lyrical, impressionist portrait of Bearden’s life and the experience of African Americans during the Great Migration from the South. Through Feb. 2. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org. Sonya Yong James: “Loud Magic.” Through Oct. 19. Free. Whitepsace Gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 404-688-1892, whitespace814.com. »»RELATED: Find out more about the show above and see more visual arts highlights coming this fall “Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: Mary Katrantzou, 10 Years in Fashion.” Through Sept. 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Labor Day. $5-$20. SCAD FASH, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-253-3132, scadfash.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou” “Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars.” This exhibition explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons. It includes guitars played by Bo Diddley, Kurt Cobain, James Hetfield, Jack White and St. Vincent. Through Sept. 29. $4-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. museumofdesign.org. “Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn From Atlanta.” Through Sept. 29. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org. Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Myra Greene, through Nov. 2. Cosmo Whyte, Nov. 16-Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org. »»RELATED: Learn more about the two shows above in this roundup “Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Through Nov. 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $14.50, ages 6 and older; free for children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of the High Museum’s “Strange Light” “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.
  • FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC. “Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting “The Battle of Atlanta.” $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. »»RELATED: Check out our podcast on the restoration of the Cyclorama “Barbecue Nation.” Through Sept. 29. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. Atlanta Horror Film Festival. Sept. 12-14. $40. Synchronicity Theatre, One Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree St. NE, #102, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, atlantahorrorfilmfest.com. Revolt Summit Atlanta. A 3-day experience that celebrates the power of hip-hop, offering master classes, panels, interactive music sessions, networking opportunities and more. Jermaine Dupri, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, T.I., Ester Dean, Jeezy and more are expected. Sept. 12-14. $249.50 (with discounts for groups and students); VIP $499.50. 787 Windsor St. SW, Atlanta. revoltsummit.com. Monster Jam. 7 p.m. Sept. 13; 1 and 7 p.m. Sept. 14; 1 p.m. Sept. 15; pit party 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 14-15. $24-$79; pit party $20. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com. Autrey Mill Family Farm Festival. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14. Free. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. 678-366-3511, autreymill.org. Taste of Smyrna. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 14. Free; food samples $1-$4. 2800 King St., Smyrna. smyrnacity.com. Atlanta Arab Festival. A culinary tour of the Arabic world with a food court, shopping, music, dancing and cultural exchanges. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 14; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15. $5 (under age 12 free). Alif Institute, 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta. 770-936-8770, alifinstitute.org. Taste of Buckhead. A benefit for Farm Chastain, the free educational program of the Chastain Park Conservancy. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 19. $75-$125. The Stave Room at American Spirit Works, 199 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta. 404-467-7607, tasteofbuckhead.org.Georgia Film Festival. More than 60 films from independent filmmakers and college students were accepted into the festival. There will also be workshops and works by high school filmmakers. Sept. 20-21. Day passes are $30; $50 all-access pass; discounts for students. Continuing Education and Performing Arts building, University of North Georgia's Gainesville Campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. blog.ung.edu/georgiafilmfestival. PERFORMING ARTS “The Jungle Book.” Through Sept. 29. $18-$25. Serenbe Playhouse, 8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com. 'Our Town' and 'The Laramie Project.' Theatrical Outfit brings together two American classics, performing them in repertory with the same cast. Through Sept. 29. $15-$45. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of Theatrical Outfit’s “Our Town” “Becoming Nancy.” The Alliance Theatre’s world premiere premiere of a musical set in 1979 about David Starr, a South London 12th-grader who loves Blondie and Kate Bush, who is cast as Nancy in his school musical, “Oliver!” Through Oct. 6. $25-$85. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org. »»RELATED: Read more about “Becoming Nancy” and the rest of Atlanta’s fall theatrical season “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Georgia Ensemble Theatre takes on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama from 1955. Through Sept. 29. $24-$38 Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. get.org. “Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical.” Sept. 13-22. $30-$82. City Springs Theatre Company at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center’s Byers Theatre, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. cityspringstheatre.com. Jim Jefferies. 8 p.m. Sept. 14. $42.50-$52.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. “Skintight.” A new comedy by Joshua Harmon (“Bad Jews,” “Significant Other”) about an L.A. lawyer (Wendy Melkonian) who arrives in Manhattan for the 70th birthday of her fashion-mogul father and discovers him living with a 20-year-old gay porn star. Sept. 18-Oct. 13. $20-$50. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-607-7469. actors-express.com. “The Roommate.” A recently divorced busybody takes in a roommate who is looking for a calm quiet place to hide from her past and start over. Sept. 19-Oct. 20. $20-$50. Aurora Theatre, Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com. “The Haunting of Hill House.” Sept. 19-29. $10-$20. Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Ave., Newnan. newnantheatre.org. Atlanta Ballet: “Love Fear Loss.” The company’s 90th anniversary fall program opens with a world premiere by Claudia Schreier. Also featured are Liam Scarlett’s “Vespertine” and the program’s namesake by Ricardo Amarante. Guest artists from Complexions Contemporary Ballet will perform a compilation of excerpts from Dwight Rhoden’s “Woke.” Sept. 20-22. $20-$130. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 800-982-2787. www.atlantaballet.com, www.cobbenergycentre.com.. MUSIC Indigo Girls with the ASO. 8 p.m. Sept. 12-13. $39.50-$109.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St., Atanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org. “Revival” benefit with Drive-by Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, Michelle Malone, Dodd & the Councilmen. 7 p.m. Sept. 13. $35-$75. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org. Rumours (Fleetwood Mac tribute). 8 p.m. Sept. 13. $20-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Mac McAnally. 8 p.m. Sept. 13-14. $45-$55. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. Bleached. 8 p.m. Sept. 14. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Steel Pulse. 8 p.m. Sept. 14. $27-$47. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. Charles Johnson, Yellow Roses. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Lynyrd Skynyrd. 7 p.m. Sept. 14. $29.50-$350. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com. Vanessa Williams with the ASO. 7 p.m. Sept. 14. $39.50-$109.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St., Atanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org. Music Midtown. With headliners Travis Scott, Panic! At the Disco, Cardi B, Billie Eilish and Vampire Weekend. Noon Sept. 14-15. $165 for a two-day general admission pass, $305 two-day general admission plus, $600 for two-day VIP and $1,250 for two-day Super VIP. Piedmont Park, 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta. www.musicmidtown.com. The Early November. 7 p.m. Sept. 16. $16. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Angie Stone. 7 p.m. Sept. 16. $48-$58. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. Tyler Neal Band, Folk Family Revival, John Evans, Alex Culbreth. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Tinariwen. 8 p.m. Sept. 16. $29-$59. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. Yung Gravy. 9 p.m. Sept. 16. $25-$40. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com. Flor. 7 p.m. Sept. 17. $18-$20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Danny Burns. 8 p.m. Sept. 18. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Shonen Knife. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Snow Tha Product. 7 p.m. Sept. 18. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. The Who. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. $67-$308. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com. Syleena Johnson. 8 p.m. Sept. 18. $30-$38. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. All That Remains. 6 p.m. Sept. 19. $31.50. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Scarlxrd. 7 p.m. Sept. 19. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Matthew Sweet. 8 p.m. Sept. 19. $32-$42. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. Trace Adkins, John Berry, Craig Campbell. 7 p.m. Sept. 19. $40-$50; tables available. The Bowl at Sugar Hill, 5039 W. Broad St., Sugar Hill. thebowlatsugarhill.com. Seratones. 8 p.m. Sept. 19. $12-$15. The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. www.badearl.com. Sunny South Blues Band, Magnolia Moon, The Vinyl Suns. 9 p.m. Sept. 19. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Don Broco. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. $17. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Charli XCX. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. The Faim, Stand Atlantic. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. $15-$17. The Loft, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com. FTV, Devomatix, Road to Ruin. 9 p.m. Sept. 20. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $50-$60. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. The Rocket Summer, Royal Teeth. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. $16. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Snarky Puppy. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $38.50-$65. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com. Pepe Aguilar. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $64.50-$164.50. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com. Whitney. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $28. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. dodie. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $25-$30. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum, Eric Darius and Nick Colionne. 7 p.m. Sept. 21. $46-$76. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org. John Paul Keith. 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Pup, Illuminati Hotties. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $22-$25. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. Kid Rock. 7 p.m. Sept. 21. $49-$149.50. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com. Bob Mould. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $28-$35. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. The Commodores. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $40-$55. The Bowl at Sugar Hill, 5039 W. Broad St., Sugar Hill. thebowlatsugarhill.com. Tito Auger. 9 p.m. Sept. 21. $25. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Marina. 8 p.m. Sept. 21. $43.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com. Imagine Festival. Artists include Diplo, Seven Lions and Rezz. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 19: 4 p.m.-3 a.m., Sept. 20-21; 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sept. 22. $269 and up. Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton. 404-614-0006, imaginefestival.com. VISUAL ARTS “Chris Verene: Home Movies.” Sept. 18-Oct. 12. Free. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. 404-827-0030, www.marciawoodgallery.com. “Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, 1986-2003.” Through Dec. 7. Free. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 350 Spelman Lane, 404-270-5607, museum.spelman.edu. Romare Bearden: “Profile.” A lyrical, impressionist portrait of Bearden’s life and the experience of African Americans during the Great Migration from the South. Sept. 14-Feb. 2. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org. Sonya Yong James: “Loud Magic.” Through Oct. 19. Free. Whitepsace Gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 404-688-1892, whitespace814.com. »»RELATED: Find out more about the show above and see more visual arts highlights coming this fall “Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: Mary Katrantzou, 10 Years in Fashion.” Through Sept. 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Labor Day. $5-$20. SCAD FASH, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-253-3132, scadfash.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou” “Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars.” This exhibition explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons. It includes guitars played by Bo Diddley, Kurt Cobain, James Hetfield, Jack White and St. Vincent. Through Sept. 29. $4-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. museumofdesign.org. “Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn From Atlanta.” Through Sept. 29. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org. Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Myra Greene, through Nov. 2. Cosmo Whyte, Nov. 16-Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org. »»RELATED: Learn more about the two shows above in this roundup “The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.” Through Sept. 15. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org. “Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Through Nov. 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $14.50, ages 6 and older; free for children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of the High Museum’s “Strange Light” “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.
  • When Music Midtown debuted in 1994, about 25,000 people showed up. Peter Conlon and his then-business-partner Alex Cooley slapped the fest together in about six months, mostly due to Cooley’s impatience, and lost $500,000. “I wanted to wait a year (to start the festival), but Alex was adamant to do it that year because he felt someone else might do something and he wanted to do it first,” said Peter Conlon, who would go on to become president of Live Nation Atlanta, which produces Music Midtown. Cooley passed away in 2015. “We were dead set about doing it again (after losing money), but I put the (production) money together with sponsors and we made money and it took off after that, with about 100,000 people.” The Sept. 14-15 weekend marks 25 years since Music Midtown started – it took a hiatus from 2006-2011 – and the landscapes and lineups have, as all things do, changed. The old days of numerous stages packing midtown streets with artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Joan Jett to Tony Bennett have condensed to four stages at Piedmont Park, where this year’s lineup skews younger than any of its years since that 2011 return. Rappers Cardi B and Travis Scott share headlining honors with recent Rolling Stone cover girl Billie Eilish, New York indie-rockers Vampire Weekend and theatrical pop stars Panic! At the Disco. The undercard boasts the sizzling Lizzo, consistent chart-toppers Charlie Puth and Walk the Moon, Atlanta-bred rappers Lil Yachty and 6lack and buzzy names such as YOLA and Banks. “I think it’s a good lineup for our audience,” Conlon said. “We have artists who have never played here in a major situation.” About 50,000-60,000 people converge at the park each day for the event, which Conlon said generates more than $50 million in goods and services for the city every year. “It’s important to have a culturally broad-based city,” he said. Here are some tips to help you navigate the 2019 installment of Music Midtown. Weather: It might be September, but it’s still 90-something degrees. What, you were expecting fall? Ha. Did you forget where we live? Prohibitive heat aside, there is a teeny chance a shower might roll through during the weekend, so be proactive and pack a poncho because umbrellas are not allowed. Tickets: $165 for two-day general admission. There are no single-day tickets. Fans can also upgrade to GA+ — which provides a dedicated viewing area at the stages — for $100 each day (additional to ticket cost). Upgrades can be done in advance at musicmidtown.com or on-site if space is still available. VIP tickets are $600 and Super VIP is $1,250. All prices are for both days and do not include fees. Box office: There are two locations — at Grady Stadium on Monroe Drive between 10th and Eighth streets, which is only open during the festival (starting at 10 a.m.); and at the Piedmont Park Community Center at the 12th Street and Piedmont entry to Piedmont Park, which is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. until close on Saturday. Will call: Located at the ticket booth at the corner of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive, across from the Charles Allen Gate. Transportation: Parking is sparse. But you already knew that. So here is another reminder that if you park in a neighborhood that requires a parking pass, don’t expect your car to be there after the festival. The nearest MARTA stations are Midtown and Arts Center on the Red and Gold lines (MARTA also has handicapped parking and shuttle services). Walkers/bike riders can take the Beltline Eastside Trail from Inman Park to Old Fourth Ward straight into Piedmont Park. Bicyclists can also use the complimentary bike valet. And rideshare is also always an option. Security: If you can travel light, your experience through security will be much quicker. Backpacks are not allowed and inspections via metal detectors will be instituted. Re-entry to the festival is permitted, but you must have your wristband “scanned out” upon exiting if you want to re-enter that same day. Bag policy: You can check out the Music Midtown page for a photo gallery of permissible bags, but know that these are the only ones on the “yes” list – drawstring bag, clear bags (up to 14 inches by 11 inches by 5 inches); small bags (4.5 inches by 5.5 inches); fanny or waist packs; zip-top clear plastic bags (up to 1 gallon size); empty hydration packs (limit two pockets). Other stuff that is allowed: One factory-sealed bottle of water (up to 1 liter) or an empty reusable water bottle (no metal or glass) that can be filled for free at any of the hydration stations located throughout the festival grounds. Binoculars; non-professional cameras (no detachable lenses); personal-sized beach towels; signs or posters no larger than 11 x 17 inches; prescription medications (with label to match your ID). Stuff that is not allowed: Smoking or vaping; Alcoholic beverages from outside; aerosol containers, including sunscreen and personal beauty products; any and all professional audio/recording/video equipment and professional cameras; selfie sticks; any remote flying device; coolers; hammocks; baby strollers; glass and metal containers; illegal and illicit substances of any kind; outside food and beverages; mace/pepper spray; bikes, skateboards, scooters or any personal motorized vehicles; weapons or explosives of any kind; carts; balloons/inflatables; chairs, festival totems and flags. Nourishment: Yes, there is food. Vendors this year include Shake Shack, Taco’s & Tequila, Rice Rice Baby, Makara’s Mediterranean, The Pickle, YOM, Soul Vegetarian, Sherri’s Crab Cakes, Island Noodles, Willy’s Mexicana Grill, JD’s Bar-B-Que, King of Pops and more. As well, a craft beer garden and numerous bars are on site.  Also: A partnership between Live Nation and Hyundai means fans who download the Music Midtown app can take advantage of 360-degree camera technology inside the #HyundaiBackstage lounge, where they can be virtually transported side stage and backstage for different vantage points of some performances. Those who aren’t attending Music Midtown can also download the festival app and stream live performances from select artists (point your smartphone at a flat surface and a three-dimensional, four-sided viewer will appear). Follow the Atlanta Music Scene on Facebook and Twitter.  The lineup: Saturday, Sept. 14 1:30 p.m. – Kevin Garrett (Salesforce Stage) 2:15 p.m. – Faye Webster (Roxy Stage) 2:30 p.m. – YOLA (Great Southeaster Music Hall Stage) 3:15 p.m. – Band of Skulls (Cotton Club Stage) 3:30 p.m. – Hembree (Salesforce) 4:15 p.m. – Madison Beer (Roxy) 4:30 p.m. – Reignwolf (GSMH) 5 p.m. – Sigrid (CC) 5:30 p.m. – Lord Huron (Salesforce) 6 p.m. – Banks (Roxy) 6:30 p.m. – Tash Sultana (GSMH) 7 p.m. – Quinn XCII (CC) 7:30 p.m. – Charlie Puth (Salesforce) 8 p.m. – Lizzo (Roxy) 8:30 p.m. – Lil Yachty (GSMH) 9 p.m. – Kali Uchis (CC) 9:30 p.m. – Panic! At the Disco (Salesforce) 10 p.m. – Cardi B (Roxy) Sunday, Sept. 15 12:30 p.m. – Goldspace & Good Company 1 p.m. – The Coathangers 1:30 p.m. – 99 Neighbors 2 p.m. – Hero the Band 2:30 p.m. – Bad Suns 3 p.m. – Shaed 3:30 p.m. – Taylor Bennett 4 p.m. – Dominic Fike 4:30 p.m. – Local Natives 4:45 p.m. – Walk the Moon 5:30 p.m. – Jaden Smith 5:45 p.m. – MØ 6:30 p.m. – Leon Bridges 7 p.m. – Billie Eilish 7:30 p.m. Cold War Kids 8 p.m. – 6lack 8:30 p.m. – Vampire Weekend 9 p.m. – Travis Scott
  • Oprah Winfrey is coming to State Farm Arena for her “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” tour Saturday, January 25, 2020. The pre-sale for the new eight-city tour starts Sept. 9 for WW members. (That’s what Weight Watchers now calls itself.) TIckets go on sale for the general public Sept. 13.  UPDATE: As of September 12, I only have pre-sale prices so far, which range from $109.50 to $209.50 before fees. Denver is charging $39.50 to $249.50 before fees.  “Come spend the day with me,” Winfrey said in a promo video, “as I share lessons of my own wellness journey. I’ve had my share of life’s ups and downs and let me help you write the next chapter of your own journey.” Each city - including Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Ft. Lauderdale - will feature different guest speakers. I will post details of who will be in Atlanta later.  This will be her first tour in town since her “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” at what was then called Philips Arena in September, 2014. Speakers that weekend included pastor Rob Bell and life coach Iyanla Vanzant.  Winfrey has since spent plenty of time in Atlanta shooting her 2016 film “Selma” and OWN’s “Greenleaf,” now in its fourth season.  Originally posted Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
  • FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC. “Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting “The Battle of Atlanta.” $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. »»RELATED: Check out our podcast on the restoration of the Cyclorama “Barbecue Nation.” Through Sept. 29. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. Yellow Daisy Festival. More than 400 artists and crafters from 35 different states display their works. Sept. 5-8. Free; vehicle entry to the park is $20 for a one-day permit or you can get a $40 annual permit. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. www.stonemountainpark.com. Dahlonega Trail Fest. Sept. 6-8. Free. Dahlonega Square, 1 Public Square N., and Hancock Park, Hawkins Street, Dahlonega. dahlonegatrailfest.org. Korean BBQ Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 7. Free admission. Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven. koreanbbqfestival.com. Indie Craft Experience Fall Market. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 8. $5. Yaarab Temple, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. ice-atlanta.com. Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival. The fest features more than 20 competition teams cooking kosher beef brisket, beef ribs, chicken and chili. They’ll also have live music, vendors, a kids area and a silent auction. 11:15 a.m. Sept. 8. Free; tasting tickets $1 each. City Green at City Springs Center, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. theatlantakosherbbq.com. Atlanta Horror Film Festival. Sept. 12-14. $40. Synchronicity Theatre, One Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree St. NE, #102, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, atlantahorrorfilmfest.com. Revolt Summit Atlanta. A 3-day experience that celebrates the power of hip-hop, offering master classes, panels, interactive music sessions, networking opportunities and more. Jermaine Dupri, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, T.I., Ester Dean, Jeezy and more are expected. Sept. 12-14. $249.50 (with discounts for groups and students); VIP $499.50. 787 Windsor St. SW, Atlanta. revoltsummit.com. Monster Jam. 7 p.m. Sept. 13; 1 and 7 p.m. Sept. 14; 1 p.m. Sept. 15; pit party 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 14-15. $24-$79; pit party $20. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com. Autrey Mill Family Farm Festival. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14. Free. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. 678-366-3511, autreymill.org. Taste of Smyrna. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 14. Free; food samples $1-$4. 2800 King St., Smyrna. smyrnacity.com. Atlanta Arab Festival. A culinary tour of the Arabic world with a food court, shopping, music, dancing and cultural exchanges. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 14; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15. $5 (under age 12 free). Alif Institute, 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta. 770-936-8770, alifinstitute.org. PERFORMING ARTS “The Jungle Book.” Through Sept. 29. $18-$25. Serenbe Playhouse, 8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com. 'Our Town' and 'The Laramie Project.' Theatrical Outfit brings together two American classics, performing them in repertory with the same cast. Through Sept. 29 ('The Laramie Project' begins on Sept. 10). $15-$45. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org. “Becoming Nancy.” The Alliance Theatre’s world premiere premiere of a musical set in 1979 about David Starr, a South London 12th-grader who loves Blondie and Kate Bush, who is cast as Nancy in his school musical, “Oliver!” Sept. 6-Oct. 6. $25-$85. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org. »»RELATED: Read more about “Becoming Nancy” and the rest of Atlanta’s fall theatrical season “And That’s Why We Drink” live. 7 p.m. Sept. 7. $31.50-$71.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Not Another D&D Podcast. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. $26.50-$59. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Georgia Ensemble Theatre takes on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama from 1955. Sept. 12-29. $24-$38 Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. get.org. Jim Jefferies. 8 p.m. Sept. 14. $42.50-$52.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. MUSIC ProgPower USA. Sept. 4-7. $95-$210. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com. Toxic Foxtrot, Close Enough, The Long Deaf Pig Dog. 9 p.m. Sept. 5. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Babymetal, Avatar. 9 p.m. Sept. 6. $49.50-$99.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com. Spencer Crandall. 9:30 p.m. Sept. 6. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Gipsy Kings. 8 p.m. Sept. 6. $33-$82. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com. Northlane, Erra. 6 p.m. Sept. 6. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. One Musicfest. With Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd, Tory Lanez, Rick Ross, Ari Lennox, DMX, Wu-Tang Clan and Busta Rhymes. Noon Sept. 7-8. $149 tw0-day pass; $75 single day ticket. Centennial Olympic Park, 235 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta. onemusicfest.com. Del & Dawg featuring Del McCoury and David Grisman. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7. $38-$71. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. The B-52’s, OMD, Berlin. 8 p.m. Sept. 7. $40-$125. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com. »»RELATED: Check out our list of notable fall pop concerts coming this fall Freddy Chops, Heart Fortress, The Newsreels, Joe Garner. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. The Jacksons. 8 p.m. Sept. 7. $39.50-$109.50. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road SW, Atlanta. wolfcreekamphitheater.com. City Silos, Vauner, Tyler Jarvis. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Angels & Airwaves. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9. $35. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Phantogram, Bob Moses. 7 p.m. Sept. 9. $43-$69.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com. Mike Phillips. 8 p.m. Sept. 10. $20-$30. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. Daniel Caesar. 8 p.m. Sept. 10. $29.50-$79.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org. Burna Boy. 8 p.m. Sept. 10. $35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. J Balvin. 8 p.m. Sept. 11. $39.95-$350. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com. Buddy Guy. 8 p.m. Sept. 11. $38.50-$123.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St., Atanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org. Flying Lotus. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. $35. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. Daniela Mercury. 8 p.m. Sept. 11. $35-$49.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. The Pietasters. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. The Green. 7 p.m. Sept. 12. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison. 8 p.m. Sept. 12. $27. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Indigo Girls with the ASO. 8 p.m. Sept. 12-13. $39.50-$109.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St., Atanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org. “Revival” benefit with Drive-by Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, Michelle Malone, Dodd & the Councilmen. 7 p.m. Sept. 13. $35-$75. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org. Rumours (Fleetwood Mac tribute). 8 p.m. Sept. 13. $20-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Bleached. 8 p.m. Sept. 14. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Steel Pulse. 8 p.m. Sept. 14. $27-$47. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. Charles Johnson, Yellow Roses. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Lynyrd Skynyrd. 7 p.m. Sept. 14. $29.50-$350. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com. Vanessa Williams with the ASO. 7 p.m. Sept. 14. $39.50-$109.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St., Atanta. 404-733-5000, www.atlantasymphony.org. Music Midtown. With headliners Travis Scott, Panic! At the Disco, Cardi B, Billie Eilish and Vampire Weekend. Noon Sept. 14-15. $165 for a two-day general admission pass, $305 two-day general admission plus, $600 for two-day VIP and $1,250 for two-day Super VIP. Piedmont Park, 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta. www.musicmidtown.com. VISUAL ARTS “Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, 1986-2003.” Sept. 11-Dec. 7. Free. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, 350 Spelman Lane, 404-270-5607, museum.spelman.edu. Romare Bearden: “Profile.” A lyrical, impressionist portrait of Bearden’s life and the experience of African Americans during the Great Migration from the South. Sept. 14-Feb. 2. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org. Sonya Yong James: “Loud Magic.” Sept. 6-Oct. 19. Free. Whitepsace Gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 404-688-1892, whitespace814.com. »»RELATED: Find out more about the show above and see more visual arts highlights coming this fall “Refuge or Refusal.” Created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University in 2018, this exhibit is a view into five key moments which emerged as turning points in U.S. immigration policy. Through Sept. 12. Free. Clarkston Library, 951 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. dekalblibrary.org. “Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. “Spotlight on Artists: Group 6.” Works by Anne Labaire, Brenda Ehly, Carole Chalmers, John Fronza, Paul DiRito and Sharon Boudreaux. Through Sept. 7. Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. 770-840-9844, kudzuartzone.org. “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: Mary Katrantzou, 10 Years in Fashion.” Through Sept. 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Labor Day. $5-$20. SCAD FASH, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-253-3132, scadfash.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou” “Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars.” This exhibition explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons. It includes guitars played by Bo Diddley, Kurt Cobain, James Hetfield, Jack White and St. Vincent. Through Sept. 29. $4-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. museumofdesign.org. “Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn From Atlanta.” Through Sept. 29. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org. Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Myra Greene, Sept. 11-Nov. 2. Cosmo Whyte, Nov. 16-Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org. »»RELATED: Learn more about the two shows above in this roundup “The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.” Through Sept. 15. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org. “Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Through Nov. 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $14.50, ages 6 and older; free for children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of the High Museum’s “Strange Light” “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.
  • Originally posted Thursday, August 29, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog Wendy Williams has cancelled an Atlanta tour date Sept. 7 at Atlanta Symphony Hall where she had planned to dish the dirt on her own recent travails. The ASO, on its website, posted a statement from Williams’ staff that said “the same excitement, intensity and headlines that fueled Wendy Williams and Friends presents For The Record Umm Hmmm Comedy Tour has also fueled the cancellation of the scheduled show.” Williams’ team said, without specifics: “The goal and purpose of the tour has been sidelined by the headlines.” The talk-show host also nixed dates in Detroit and Cleveland.  The New York Post’s Page Six speculated that low ticket sales may have been to blame. Last year, Williams did a 10th year anniversary tour and came to Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre - but in that case, the show was free.  This time, she tried to sell tickets priced $40.75 to $90.75.  Williams, whose daily syndicated gossip show airs locally at 11 a.m. on Fox 5, earlier this year entered rehab for drug addiction and is in the middle of an ugly divorce.  TMZ reports that she plans to spend Labor Day weekend partying in Miami with NeNe Leakes and Tamar Braxton.  A representative on her show did not respond to my inquiries regarding the cancellation. 
  • FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC. “Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting “The Battle of Atlanta.” $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. »»RELATED: Check out our podcast on the restoration of the Cyclorama “Barbecue Nation.” Through Sept. 29. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. Atlanta Black Pride. This Labor Day tradition continues through Sept. 2, with events in various venues around town, including the Georgian Terrace, which is this year’s host hotel, and the clubs Compound (1008 Brady Ave. NW) and Revel (1778 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd.). Georgian Terrace, 659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantaprideweekend.com. Dragon Con. 85,000 attendees are expected to take over the five host hotels and the AmericasMart buildings No. 1 and No. 2. The weekend-long festivities include the famed parade, panels, vendors, gaming and so much more. Aug. 29-Sept. 2. $160; daily memberships $15-$50. Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave. NE, Atlanta. dragoncon.org. »»IF YOU GO: Our guide to navigating Dragon Con Art in the Park. The 33rd annual three-day, family-friendly event includes the Chalk Spot street art display, food trucks, entertainment and more Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Free. 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. artparkmarietta.com. »»IF YOU GO: Find out more about Marietta’s Art in the Park  AJC Decatur Book Festival. The biggest book festival in Atlanta and one of the biggest in the country, the 14th annual event will bring hundreds of authors to downtown Decatur and will attract up to 80,000 attendees. 5-10 p.m. Aug. 30; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 31; noon-6 p.m. Sept. 1. Downtown Decatur, 101 E Court Square, Decatur. decaturbookfestival.com. »»IF YOU GO: Highlights of the 2019 AJC Decatur Book Festival »»FOOD FOR THOUGHT: See what’s happening at the book fest’s culinary stage Taste of Soul Festival Atlanta. Noon-9 p.m., Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Free. Atlanta’s West Downtown, 10 Northside Drive at N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta. tasteofsoulatlanta.com. Yellow Daisy Festival. More than 400 artists and crafters from 35 different states display their works. Sept. 5-8. Free; vehicle entry to the park is $20 for a one-day permit or you can get a $40 annual permit. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. www.stonemountainpark.com. Dahlonega Trail Fest. Sept. 6-8. Free. Dahlonega Square, 1 Public Square N., and Hancock Park, Hawkins Street, Dahlonega. dahlonegatrailfest.org. Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival. The fest features more than 20 competition teams cooking kosher beef brisket, beef ribs, chicken and chili. They’ll also have live music, vendors, a kids area and a silent auction. 11:15 a.m. Sept. 8. Free; tasting tickets $1 each. City Green at City Springs Center, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. theatlantakosherbbq.com. PERFORMING ARTS “War Paint.” Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents this musical about the professional rivalry between cosmetics icons Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden.Through Sept. 1. $38-$68. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (at the Cobb Civic Center), 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 404-377-9948. atlantalyrictheatre.com. »»RELATED: Read our review of “War Paint” “The True Story of Pocahontas.” Through Sept. 1. $13-$25. Serenbe Playhouse, 8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com. “Children of Eden.” This musical about love, family and the power of forgiveness revisits the book of Genesis with music by Stephen Schwartz. Through Sept. 1. $24-$60. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com. “The Jungle Book.” Through Sept. 29. $18-$25. Serenbe Playhouse, 8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com. 'Our Town' and 'The Laramie Project.' Theatrical Outfit brings together two American classics, performing them in repertory with the same cast. Through Sept. 29 ('The Laramie Project' begins on Sept. 10). $15-$45. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org. The Adventure Zone podcast. 7 p.m. Aug. 30. $37.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. My Brother, My Brother & Me podcast. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. $37.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. “Becoming Nancy.” The Alliance Theatre’s world premiere premiere of a musical set in 1979 about David Starr, a South London 12th-grader who loves Blondie and Kate Bush, who is cast as Nancy in his school musical, “Oliver!” Sept. 6-Oct. 6. $25-$85. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org. »»RELATED: Read more about “Becoming Nancy” and the rest of Atlanta’s fall theatrical season “And That’s Why We Drink” live. 7 p.m. Sept. 7. $31.50-$71.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. MUSIC Arrested Development. 8 p.m. Aug. 30. $25-$40. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. Charlie Wilson. 8 p.m. Aug. 30. $45-$65. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com. Strangelove: The Depeche Mode Experience. 8 p.m. Aug. 30. $20-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Rezur. 9:30 p.m. Aug. 30. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Oso Oso. 7 p.m. Aug. 30. $14. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Trashclub, Willie & the Bandits, Soda Jerks. 9 p.m. Aug. 30. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. The Barefoot Movement. 8 p.m. Aug. 31. $25. Serenbe, 9015 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. chatthillsmusic.com. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. 9 p.m. Aug. 31. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Hot Tuna. 8 p.m. Aug. 31. $31-$51. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. $65-$149. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com. Glass Cannon. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. $30. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Valerie June. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 31 $21-$25. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com. The Whispers, Ruben Studdard, Evelyn “Champagne” King. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. $41-$58. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org. The Australian Pink Floyd Show. 8 p.m. Sept. 1. $30.50-$53.50. A. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com. Grits & Biscuits. 9 p.m. Sept. 1. $20. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Jason Charles Miller. 10 p.m. Sept. 1. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Trvpbeez, Stevie Miles, Moon the Great. 8 p.m. Sept. 1. $15. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. CeCe Peniston. 8 p.m. Sept. 1. $45-$55. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. 8 p.m. Sept. 2. $35. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com. Arkona. 7 p.m. Sept. 3. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Kerosene Halo, Phil Madeira. 7 p.m. Sept. 3. $15. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Marbin. 8 p.m. Sept. 3. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3. $49.50-$99.50. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com. Lil G. 8 p.m. Sept. 4. $25-$35. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. Mark Knopfler. 8 p.m. Sept. 4. $62-$92. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com. ProgPower USA. Sept. 4-7. $95-$210. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com. Toxic Foxtrot, Close Enough, The Long Deaf Pig Dog. 9 p.m. Sept. 5. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Babymetal, Avatar. 9 p.m. Sept. 6. $49.50-$99.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com. Spencer Crandall. 9:30 p.m. Sept. 6. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Gipsy Kings. 8 p.m. Sept. 6. $33-$82. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com. Northlane, Erra. 6 p.m. Sept. 6. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. The B-52’s, OMD, Berlin. 8 p.m. Sept. 7. $40-$125. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com. »»RELATED: Check out our list of notable fall pop concerts coming this fall Freddy Chops, Heart Fortress, The Newsreels, Joe Garner. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. The Jacksons. 8 p.m. Sept. 7. $39.50-$109.50. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road SW, Atlanta. wolfcreekamphitheater.com. VISUAL ARTS Sonya Yong James: “Loud Magic.” Sept. 6-Oct. 19. Free. Whitepsace Gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 404-688-1892, whitespace814.com. »»RELATED: Find out more about the show above and see more visual arts highlights coming this fall “Refuge or Refusal.” Created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University in 2018, this exhibit is a view into five key moments which emerged as turning points in U.S. immigration policy. Through Sept. 12. Free. Clarkston Library, 951 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. dekalblibrary.org. “Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. “Spotlight on Artists: Group 6.” Works by Anne Labaire, Brenda Ehly, Carole Chalmers, John Fronza, Paul DiRito and Sharon Boudreaux. Through Sept. 7. Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. 770-840-9844, kudzuartzone.org. “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: Mary Katrantzou, 10 Years in Fashion.” Through Sept. 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Labor Day. $5-$20. SCAD FASH, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-253-3132, scadfash.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou” “Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars.” This exhibition explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons. It includes guitars played by Bo Diddley, Kurt Cobain, James Hetfield, Jack White and St. Vincent. Through Sept. 29. $4-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. museumofdesign.org. “Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn From Atlanta.” Through Sept. 29. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org. Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Myra Greene, Sept. 11-Nov. 2. Cosmo Whyte, Nov. 16-Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org. “Recent Drawings.” Through Aug. 31. Sandler Hudson Gallery, 1000 Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-817-3300, www.sandlerhudson.com. »»RELATED: Learn more about the three shows above in this roundup “The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.” Through Sept 15. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org. “Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Through Nov. 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $14.50, ages 6 and older; free for children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of the High Museum’s “Strange Light” “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.
  • FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC. “Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting “The Battle of Atlanta.” $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. »»RELATED: Check out our podcast on the restoration of the Cyclorama “Barbecue Nation.” Through Sept. 29. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival. 6-10 p.m. Aug. 23; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 24. Free. Adams Park, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw. pigsandpeaches.com. 16th Annual German Bierfest. 2-7 p.m. Aug. 24. $35. Woodruff Park, 70 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. germanbierfest.com. ATL Wine + Spirits Fest. 6-10 p.m. Aug. 24. $49-$59. The Promenade at Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta. atlwineandspiritsfest.com. Crush Fest Food & Wine Festival. Yonah Mountain Vineyards, a 197-acre family winery, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its annual celebration of the harvest season, as the winery celebrates with wine tastings, live music, food trucks, an artisan market and the Festival’s signature event – a traditional barefoot grape stomping. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 24. $45; $40 in advance; general admission without the wine tastings is $25 and children under 16 are admitted for free. Yonah Mountain Vineyards, 1717 Ga. 255 S., Cleveland. yonahmountainvineyards.com. Atlanta Tacos & Margs Crawl. Participating venues include City Tap Atlanta, Takorea, MidiCi, Taco Mac and more. Venues will have live entertainment and professional photography, and guests can download the event’s app to win giveaways. VIP tickets include early entry, access to an unlimited taco bar for an hour and margarita tastings. Noon Aug. 24. $19.99; $49.99 for VIP. 848 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. barcrawlnation.com/atlanta. Slow Food Atlanta’s Ice Cream Social. The flavors will feature seasonal ingredients grown by local farmers from the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. Remember to bring your own spoon. 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $20; $25 at the door; $5 for children and $10 at the door. Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. slowfoodatlanta.org/icecreamsocial. Summer Shade Festival. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 24; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Free. Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta. summershadefestival.org. Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown. 1-5 p.m. Aug. 25. $55-$75. The Fairmont, 1429 Fairmont Ave. NW, Atlanta. southernwingshowdown.com. Festival Peachtree Latino. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 25. Free. Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta. festivalpeachtreelatinoatl.com. Dragon Con. 85,000 attendees are expected to take over the five host hotels and the AmericasMart buildings No. 1 and No. 2. The weekend-long festivities include the famed parade, panels, vendors, gaming and so much more. Aug. 29-Sept. 2. $160; daily memberships $15-$50. Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave. NE, Atlanta. dragoncon.org. AJC Decatur Book Festival. The biggest book festival in Atlanta and one of the biggest in the country, the 14th annual event will bring hundreds of authors to downtown Decatur and will attract up to 80,000 attendees. 5-10 p.m. Aug. 30; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 31; noon-6 p.m. Sept. 1. Downtown Decatur, 101 E Court Square, Decatur. decaturbookfestival.com. Taste of Soul Festival Atlanta. Noon-9 p.m., Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Free. Atlanta’s West Downtown, 10 Northside Drive at N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta. tasteofsoulatlanta.com. PERFORMING ARTS “War Paint.” Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents this musical about the professional rivalry between cosmetics icons Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden.Through Sept. 1. $38-$68. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (at the Cobb Civic Center), 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 404-377-9948. atlantalyrictheatre.com. »»RELATED: Read our review of “War Paint” “The True Story of Pocahontas.” Through Sept. 1. $13-$25. Serenbe Playhouse, 8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com. “Sweet Water Taste.” Elijah Beckford, a prominent southern black undertaker, approaches his wealthy white cousin, Charlie Beckford, and demands to be buried in the “family cemetery.” Through Aug. 25. $27-$35. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta. horizontheatre.com. “Head Over Heels.” This musical romp, featuring the songs of the Go-Gos and Belinda Carlisle, follows the royal family of mythical Arcadia on a madcap journey to save their kingdom. Through Aug. 25. $20-$40. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-607-7469, actors-express.com. »»RELATED: Read our review of “Head Over Heels” 'Spring Awakening.' The Tony Award-winning coming-of-age musical. Through Aug. 24. $18-$24. OnStage Atlanta, 3041 N. Decatur Road, Scottdale. onstageatlanta.com. “Children of Eden.” This musical about love, family and the power of forgiveness revisits the book of Genesis with music by Stephen Schwartz. Through Sept. 1. $24-$60. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com. “Babyshower for the Antichrist” and “Slaying Holofernes.” In rotating repertory through Aug. 25. $10-$25. Essential Theatre at West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta. essentialtheatre.com. “The Jungle Book.” Through Sept. 29. $18-$25. Serenbe Playhouse, 8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com. 'Our Town' and 'The Laramie Project.' Theatrical Outfit brings together two American classics, performing them in repertory with the same cast. Aug. 27-Sept. 29 ('Our Town' begins Aug. 27; 'The Laramie Project' on Sept. 10). $15-$45. Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org. The Adventure Zone podcast. 7 p.m. Aug. 30. $37.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. My Brother, My Brother & Me podcast. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. $37.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. MUSIC The Molly Ringwalds. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $17.50-$20. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Jeezy. 9 p.m. Aug. 23. $63. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com. Vampire Step-dad, Watch Out for Snakes, Frisky Monkey. 9 p.m. Aug. 23. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. The Dirty Guv’nahs. 8 p.m. Aug. 23-24. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. Distinct Grace with Doc Todd. 7 p.m. Aug. 24. $15. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Aaron Lewis. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. $50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com. Dionne Warwick, Peabo Bryson, Deniece Williams. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $74-$204. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org. Marco Antonio Solis. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. $39.50-$129. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com. Mike Farris. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. $25. Under the Stars in Serenbe, 837 Middleton Way, Chattahoochee Hills. chatthillsmusic.com. A Pale Horse Named Death. 7 p.m. Aug. 24. $13. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. 5th Annual Streetzfest with 2 Chainz. The lineup also includes Jacquees, Yella Beezy, Megan Thee Stallion, Money Bagg Yo, Lightskin Keisha, Lil Keed, Trouble, Saweetie, Skooly, YFN Lucci, Pop Lord, Flipp Dinero. 6 p.m. Aug. 24. $31-$130. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com. Googoosh & Martik. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $55-$175. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. Lil Duval. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. $49.50-$65. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com. Red Zeppelin. 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Truckstop Confidential, Boxcar Radio, Slim Chance & the Convicts. 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Mary J. Blige, Nas. 8 p.m. Aug. 26. $40.99-$299. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com. Against the Fold, The Bea Arthurs, Caleb’s Mountain. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Kindo. 7 p.m. Aug. 25. $12. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Mark Rose, Ryan Dunson, Matthew Schwartz in the round, Bluprint, City Under Siege, Part Time Poet. 7 p.m. Aug. 26. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Vertical Horizon. 8 p.m. Aug. 26. $30-$40. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. Vampire Weekend. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27. $35.75-$124.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org. Salman Khan. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27. $39-$500. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com. Mon Laferte. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27. $35-$50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Why? 8 p.m. Aug. 28. $16-$19. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com. The Adicts. 8 p.m. Aug. 29. $20-$35. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Arrested Development. 8 p.m. Aug. 29-30. $25-$40. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. Charlie Wilson. 8 p.m. Aug. 30. $45-$65. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com. Strangelove: The Depeche Mode Experience. 8 p.m. Aug. 30. $20-$25. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Rezur. 9:30 p.m. Aug. 30. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Oso Oso. 7 p.m. Aug. 30. $14. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Trashclub, Willie & the Bandits, Soda Jerks. 9 p.m. Aug. 30. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. The Barefoot Movement. 8 p.m. Aug. 31. $25. Serenbe, 9015 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. chatthillsmusic.com. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. 9 p.m. Aug. 31. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Hot Tuna. 8 p.m. Aug. 31. $31-$51. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. $65-$149. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com. Glass Cannon. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. $30. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Valerie June. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 31 $21-$25. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com. The Whispers, Ruben Studdard, Evelyn “Champagne” King. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. $41-$58. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org. VISUAL ARTS “Refuge or Refusal.” Created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University in 2018, this exhibit is a view into five key moments which emerged as turning points in U.S. immigration policy. Through Sept. 12. Free. Clarkston Library, 951 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. dekalblibrary.org. “Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. “Spotlight on Artists: Group 6.” Works by Anne Labaire, Brenda Ehly, Carole Chalmers, John Fronza, Paul DiRito and Sharon Boudreaux. Through Sept. 7. Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. 770-840-9844, kudzuartzone.org. “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: Mary Katrantzou, 10 Years in Fashion.” Through Sept. 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Labor Day. $5-$20. SCAD FASH, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-253-3132, scadfash.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou” “Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars.” This exhibition explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons. It includes guitars played by Bo Diddley, Kurt Cobain, James Hetfield, Jack White and St. Vincent. Through Sept. 29. $4-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. museumofdesign.org. “Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn From Atlanta.” Through Sept. 29. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org. Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Krista Clark, through Aug. 24. Myra Greene, Sept. 11-Nov. 2. Cosmo Whyte, Nov. 16-Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org. “Recent Drawings.” Through Aug. 31. Sandler Hudson Gallery, 1000 Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-817-3300, www.sandlerhudson.com. »»RELATED: Learn more about the three shows above in this roundup “The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.” Through Sept 15. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org. “Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Through Nov. 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $14.50, ages 6 and older; free for children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of the High Museum’s “Strange Light” “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.
  • Originally posted Thursday, August 15, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog The Stranger Con in honor of “Stranger Things” is finally coming to Atlanta, where the show is shot.  It will be held December 14 and 15 at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Season four will be in production at the time.  Among the guests scheduled right now include regulars Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair) and Atlanta’s own Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair). Actors in smaller roles will be there as well: Matty Cardarople (arcade and video store manager Keith), Chester Rushing (bad guy Tommy H.) and Chelsea Talmadge (Tommy’s girlfriend Carol).  Rushing will be the weekend emcee.  VIP tickets, which include special seating and guaranteed autographs from the big stars, are available now starting at $389. Lower-priced ticket options will be available soon. (Details here.) Those other packages will not include autographs. Those will be priced separately. The show’s biggest star Brown, not surprisingly, is the priciest option at $99 and she will only be there Sunday. What’s amusing is this restriction: “Millie is unable to autograph any products or pictures that include EGGOS product.” (Her character is super into waffles.) The same restriction is for photos at $109. There will be cosplay, a trivia game and karaoke, as well as vendors.  Over the past couple of years, Creation Entertainment has held Stranger Cons in Chicago, Nashville and New Jersey.  The company has also done conventions nationwide for shows such as “Star Trek,” “Riverdale,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Supernatural” and “Vampire Diaries.”
  • FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC. “Cyclorama: The Big Picture.” Featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting “The Battle of Atlanta.” $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. »»RELATED: Check out our podcast on the restoration of the Cyclorama “Barbecue Nation.” Through Sept. 29. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. Piedmont Park Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18. Free. Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. piedmontparkartsfestival.com. Taste of Johns Creek. Sample bites from more than 25 local restaurants. 4-9 p.m. Aug. 17. Free admission; samples $1-$4. Chattahoochee High School, 5230 Taylor Road, Johns Creek. tasteofjohnscreek.fun. 16th Annual German Bierfest. 2-7 p.m. Aug. 24. $35. Woodruff Park, 70 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. germanbierfest.com. Summer Shade Festival. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 24; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Free. Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta. summershadefestival.org. Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown. 1-5 p.m. Aug. 25. $55-$75. The Fairmont, 1429 Fairmont Ave. NW, Atlanta. southernwingshowdown.com. ATL Wine + Spirits Fest. 6-10 p.m. Aug. 24. $49-$59. The Promenade at Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta. atlwineandspiritsfest.com. Crush Fest Food & Wine Festival. Yonah Mountain Vineyards, a 197-acre family winery, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its annual celebration of the harvest season, as the winery celebrates with wine tastings, live music, food trucks, an artisan market and the Festival’s signature event – a traditional barefoot grape stomping. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 24. $45; $40 in advance; general admission without the wine tastings is $25 and children under 16 are admitted for free. Yonah Mountain Vineyards, 1717 Ga. 255 S., Cleveland. yonahmountainvineyards.com. Atlanta Tacos & Margs Crawl. Participating venues include City Tap Atlanta, Takorea, MidiCi, Taco Mac and more. Venues will have live entertainment and professional photography, and guests can download the event’s app to win giveaways. VIP tickets include early entry, access to an unlimited taco bar for an hour and margarita tastings. Noon Aug. 24. $19.99; $49.99 for VIP. 848 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. barcrawlnation.com/atlanta. Slow Food Atlanta’s Ice Cream Social. The flavors will feature seasonal ingredients grown by local farmers from the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. Remember to bring your own spoon. 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $20; $25 at the door; $5 for children and $10 at the door. Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. slowfoodatlanta.org/icecreamsocial. Festival Peachtree Latino. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 25. Free. Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta. festivalpeachtreelatinoatl.com. PERFORMING ARTS “The True Story of Pocahontas.” Through Sept. 1. $13-$25. Serenbe Playhouse, 8420 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com. “Hair.” Serenbe Playhouse brings back this production to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Through Aug. 18. $35-$60. The Wildflower Meadow, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills. serenbeplayhouse.com. »»RELATED: Check out our review of Serenbe Playhouse’s “Hair” “Sweet Water Taste.” Elijah Beckford, a prominent southern black undertaker, approaches his wealthy white cousin, Charlie Beckford, and demands to be buried in the “family cemetery.” Through Aug. 25. $27-$35. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta. horizontheatre.com. “Head Over Heels.” This musical romp, featuring the songs of the Go-Gos and Belinda Carlisle, follows the royal family of mythical Arcadia on a madcap journey to save their kingdom. Through Aug. 25. $20-$40. Actor’s Express, 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-607-7469, actors-express.com. »»RELATED: Read our review of “Head Over Heels” 'Spring Awakening.' The Tony Award-winning coming-of-age musical. Through Aug. 24. $18-$24. OnStage Atlanta, 3041 N. Decatur Road, Scottdale. onstageatlanta.com. “Children of Eden.” This musical about love, family and the power of forgiveness revisits the book of Genesis with music by Stephen Schwartz. Through Sept. 1. $24-$60. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com. 'Entertaining Lesbians.' Out of Box kicks off its Beta Test Series with a developmental production of a new play by Topher Payne. Through Aug. 17. $15.90-$23.32. 585 Cobb Parkway S., Suite C-1, Marietta. outofboxtheatre.com. “Br’er Cotton.” A topical drama about race from Vanguard Repertory Company. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Through Aug. 18. $25. Windmill Arts Center, 2823 Church St., East Point. 470-588-6244, vanguardrep.com. “Grounded.” A one-woman show presented by Atlanta Theatre Club. Through August 17. $22. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 7 Stages. 1105 Euclid Ave. (in Little Five Points), Atlanta. 404-523-7647, atlantatheatreclub.com/grounded. “Babyshower for the Antichrist” and “Slaying Holofernes.” In rotating repertory through Aug. 25. $10-$25. Essential Theatre at West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta. essentialtheatre.com. Theo Von. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16. $28-$38. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com. MUSIC Loose Ends. 8 p.m. Aug. 16; 7 and 10 p.m. Aug. 17. $35-$50. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. Ace Frehley. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 16. $38-$63. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. Shawn James. 7 p.m. Aug. 16. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. 21 Savage. 9 p.m. Aug. 16. $55-$70. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com. Domani. 8 p.m. Aug. 16. $15-$18. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. aisle5atl.com. Social Distortion & Flogging Molly. 6 p.m. Aug. 17. $49.50-$95. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com. Jeffrey Osborne, Jody Watley. 7 p.m. Aug. 17. $46-$66. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. mablehouse.org. Reza: Edge of Illusion. 3 p.m. Aug. 18. $39-$59. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. The Wiggles. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. $40. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. Heart, Brandi Carlile, Elle King. 7 p.m. Aug. 19. $29.50-$350. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com. Live, Bush. 7 p.m. Aug. 20. $69.50. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com. Gavin DeGraw. 8 p.m. Aug. 20. $37.50-$47.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Protoje. 7 p.m. Aug. 20. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Lianne La Havas. 8 p.m. Aug. 20. $37.50-$40. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com. Backstreet Boys. 8 p.m. Aug. 21. $29-$125. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com. Bobaflex. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21. $12. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. The Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. 7 p.m. Aug. 21. $39.50 and up. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. livenation.com. Summer Cannibals. 7 p.m. Aug. 21. $10. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. Mac Sabbath. 7 p.m. Aug. 21. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. The Raconteurs. 8 p.m. Aug. 21-22. $59.50-$104.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com. Pedro the Lion, mewithoutYou. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $25-$30. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com. Double Vision Revisited with Bob James, David Sanborn and Marcus Miller. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $33-$63. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. livenation.com. Queen + Adam Lambert. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. $59.50-$195. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com. The Molly Ringwalds. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $17.50-$20. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com. Jeezy. 9 p.m. Aug. 23. $63. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.cocacolaroxy.com. Dionne Warwick, Peabo Bryson, Deniece Williams. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. $74-$204. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-881-2100, foxtheatre.org. Marco Antonio Solis. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. $39.50-$129. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. infiniteenergycenter.com. Mike Farris. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. $25. Under the Stars in Serenbe, 837 Middleton Way, Chattahoochee Hills. chatthillsmusic.com. A Pale Horse Named Death. 7 p.m. Aug. 24. $13. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. 5th Annual Streetzfest with 2 Chainz. The lineup also includes Jacquees, Yella Beezy, Megan Thee Stallion, Money Bagg Yo, Lightskin Keisha, Lil Keed, Trouble, Saweetie, Skooly, YFN Lucci, Pop Lord, Flipp Dinero. 6 p.m. Aug. 24. $31-$130. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. livenation.com. Googoosh & Martik. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $55-$175. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com. Lil Duval. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. $49.50-$65. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com. Red Zeppelin. 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. Truckstop Confidential, Boxcar Radio, Slim Chance & the Convicts. 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com. VISUAL ARTS “Finster Forward: Art by Howard Finster and the Finster Fest Artists He Inspires.” Curated by Howard Pousner, the longtime Atlanta arts writer and editor who has organized the Finster Fest artist market since 2017. Through Aug. 21. Main Street Gallery, 51 N. Main St., Clayton. 706-782-2440, www.mainstreetgallery.net. “Refuge or Refusal.” Created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University in 2018, this exhibit is a view into five key moments which emerged as turning points in U.S. immigration policy. Through Sept. 12. Free. Clarkston Library, 951 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston. dekalblibrary.org. “Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Aug. 16-Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: Mary Katrantzou, 10 Years in Fashion.” Through Sept. 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Labor Day. $5-$20. SCAD FASH, 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-253-3132, scadfash.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of “Kaleidoscope Katrantzou” “Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars.” This exhibition explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons. It includes guitars played by Bo Diddley, Kurt Cobain, James Hetfield, Jack White and St. Vincent. Through Sept. 29. $4-$10. Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. museumofdesign.org. “Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn From Atlanta.” Through Sept. 29. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org. Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Krista Clark, through Aug. 24. Myra Greene, Sept. 11-Nov. 2. Cosmo Whyte, Nov. 16-Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org. “Recent Drawings.” Through Aug. 31. Sandler Hudson Gallery, 1000 Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-817-3300, www.sandlerhudson.com. »»RELATED: Learn more about the three shows above in this roundup “The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.” Through Sept 15. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org. “Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin.” Through Nov. 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. $14.50, ages 6 and older; free for children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4444, high.org. »»RELATED: Read our review of the High Museum’s “Strange Light” “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.